Cars
Apr 10

Barrett-Jackson advance: Diverse lineup at Palm Beach

There is a 454 big block under the hood of this 1954 Chevrolet Corvette. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

There is a 454 big block under the hood of this 1954 Chevrolet . (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Final preparations are under way for the 12th annual Collector Car Auction and all indications are that it will be a sensational event.

About 550 are set to roll across the block Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a spectacular and diverse assortment of and . That’s up from about 410 cars last year. The vast majority of the cars will sell at no reserve, meaning the high bidder will win the car, regardless of the final hammer price. Fewer than a dozen cars will sell with a reserve, or a required minimum bid price to change hands.

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Apr 9

Old-School NASCAR Fans Should Love Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

One of the most intriguing cars at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach is a 1956 Pontiac that pays stylistic homage to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

One of the most intriguing at is a 1956 Pontiac that pays stylistic homage to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

For old-school NASCAR fans, there are some cool connections at the 12th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction.

One of the most intriguing is a 1956 Pontiac that pays stylistic homage to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens. It’s fitting timing, given that Owens was from South Carolina and the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series is racing at Darlington Raceway this weekend.

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Apr 1

Three FOX networks deliver 21 hours of Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach coverage

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL sells for $1.9 million on the Barrett-Jackson stage. (Photo: Getty Images)

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL sells for $1.9 million on the stage. (Photo: Getty Images)

Signature spring collector car auction presents top and multiple levels of interactivity:

National Geographic Channel, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 are set for 21 hours of live and same-day coverage from this year’s 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction. The multi-platform, interactive broadcast begins Friday, April 11 at 12:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2, continuing on FOX Sports 1 at 3:00 p.m. ET. National Geographic Channel provides eight hours of coverage on Saturday, April 12 (12:00 p.m. ET), with FOX Sports 1 culminating the weekend on Sunday, April 13 (5:30 p.m. ET).

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Mar 31

Cars: 2014 Tundra honors Lone Star State with 1794 edition

The 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax celebrates its Texas connection with the 1794 Edition. (Photo: Toyota)

The 2014 Tundra CrewMax celebrates its connection with the 1794 Edition. (Photo: Toyota)

Texas looms large in the pickup truck universe, and the domestic big-truck makers each have their own homage to Texas and its history, such as the Ford F-Series King Ranch. Chevy Silverado buyers in the Lone Star State can even get a special Texas Edition package.

Now Toyota, eager to move up in the big leagues of big , has its own top-drawer Tundra model that honors a piece of Texas: the 1794 Edition. Loads of leather, a plethora of features and a mighty dose of Western flair, plus “1794” badging everywhere you look.

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Mar 30

Cars: 2015 Mustang Gets 700HP Supercharger Kit

Ford claims its new Mustang GT will have roughly 420 horsepower on tap, meaning Whipple’s upgrade adds 280 horses to the tally.  (Photo: Ford)

Ford claims its new GT will have roughly 420 horsepower on tap, meaning Whipple’s upgrade adds 280 horses to the tally. (Photo: Ford)

The 2015 is yet to reach showrooms but the people at Whipple Superchargers have already developed a 700-horsepower upgrade for it, according to a leaked press release. This has likely been made possible because the upgrade is designed for the 2015 Mustang GT, whose 5.0-liter V-8 is a carryover from the outgoing model.

The upgrade consists of a 2.9-liter twin-screw supercharger, which is said to have 99 percent volumetric efficiency and is designed to be installed with very little modification to the engine. The upgrade also includes an air-to-water intercooler, high-flow fuel injectors, a high flow intake and exhaust system, and retuning of the ECU.

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